Painful when any Louisville team loses.

Coach Sandy Pearsall

Bases loaded, two outs, Chelsea Bemis coming to bat. The U of L women’s softball team trailing Syracuse 1-0 in the bottom of the last inning. One hit or walk away from tying Syracuse.

Possible Big East championship for the program, automatic NCAA bid.

Yes, that Chelsea, the fearless one, the one with the three-run home run Friday in a 6-0 win over Notre Dame.

Clutch time, batting against Syracuse pitcher Jenna Caira, the dynamo with the screwy windup, the distracting head fake before  she actually throws the ball. Is that legal?

Chelsea will strike out, but miraculously get to first base safely after the catcher drops the third strike.

But that would be as close as they would get.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

One thought on “Heartbreak city for Softball Cards”
  1. Despite the heartbreaking loss…the Cards should get a selection invite for the NCAA Tournament. Tori Collins pitched her heart out for the Cards yesterday, allowing just five hits, ten strikouts and just allowing the one run. Unfortunately, Syracuse pitcher Jenna Caira extended her win streak to six games over the Cards.

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